1995 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0 4 cl. from North America
Very reliable if maintained continuously
Replaced timing belt at 80,000 miles.
Replaced master brake cylinder at 110,000 miles.
Impact strip on passenger side door has fallen of several times despite makeshift repair.
Paint chipping and peeling especially on the trunk top and hood.
Door chime sounded when stereo is on.
Heater switch broke.
Driver seat sags on the left side.
Cruise control stopped working at 74,000 miles.
Repaired clutch at 100,000 miles.
Air filter box has arced during wet weather. And so did the Ignition or inside the ignition housing and is now unreliable at best. Not sure whats wrong yet.
Illumination display panel lights keep going out.
The reverse has knocked since I bought the car, but hasn't worsened since.
Considerably quick, can cruise at well over 100 miles an hour.
The faster you go the smoother the ride.
Upper white interior is very hard to keep clean.
Handles very well.
Good gas mileage.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 4th October, 2004
23rd Nov 2004, 10:03
I've had similar problems with my GL. I bought it with 50,000 on it and it currently has 153,000. The cruise control stopped working a while ago. The gas gauge can be a little off at times. The heater fan selector switch won't work on 3. The differential is wearing out in the manual trans. slowly. I had a transmission fluid leak that I didn't catch right away or it would still be fine. I would have to say though for the amount of small problems that I've had with this car it has been the best car I've ever owned. It consistently gets 30 miles a gallon even driving at speeds of 80 or so. It has only not started once when the ignition coil was bad, but that part was under warranty as a recall and was replaced for free. This is my third VW and won't be my last.